Event Details

Monday, August 20, 2018

AFRICA: Briefing with The Honorable Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Event Information

Date & time

Monday, August 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Washington , DC


Heather Burns at +1-212-490-0460 or hburns@bciu.org

This is an off-the-record briefing with The Honorable Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Venue details will be provided upon registration.

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For more information, please contact Heather Burns at hburns@bciu.org or +1-212-490-0460.


Biographical Information

Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. currently serves as the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, as position he was appointed to on July 23, 2018.

Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Nagy served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University from 2003 to 2018. During that time he lectured nationally on Africa, foreign policy, international development, and U.S. diplomacy, in addition to serving as a regular op-ed contributor to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper on global events.

Ambassador Nagy, a retired career Foreign Service Officer, spent 32 years in government service, including over 20 years in assignments across Africa. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1999 to 2002 and was the United States Ambassador to Guinea from 1996 to 1999. In addition, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria from 1993 to 1995, Cameroon from 1990 to 1993, and Togo 1987 to 1990. He has also held posts in Zambia, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Washington, DC.

Ambassador Nagy has received numerous awards from the U.S. Department of State in recognition of his service, including commendations for helping prevent famine in Ethiopia; supporting the evacuation of Americans from Sierra Leone during a violent insurrection; supporting efforts to end the Ethiopian-Eritrean War; and managing the United States Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria during political and economic crises.

Ambassador Nagy has received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science from George Washington University.